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Re: missing devel pkgs for emacs build

Tom Furie <tom@furie.org.uk> writes:

> On Sun, Apr 06, 2014 at 05:12:00PM -0400, Harry Putnam wrote:
>> ./configure returns the error below concerning not finding certain 
>> pkgs installed concerning X.
>> Tail of output:
>>   [...]
>>   checking whether gcc understands -MMD -MF... yes
>>   checking for long file names... yes
>>   checking for X... no
>>   checking for X... true
>>   configure: error: You seem to be running X, but no X development libraries
>>   were found.  You should install the relevant development files for X
>>   and for the toolkit you want, such as Gtk+ or Motif.  Also make
>>   sure you have development files for image handling, i.e.
>>   tiff, gif, jpeg, png and xpm.
>>   [...]
> As indicated by the error, you require at a minimum the X development
> packages. Install xorg-dev. You will also need -dev packages for
> whatever toolkit you're using.

As it turns out xorg-dev is not required for building emacs.

It built ok without it.. I did need a pile of other stuff though

 aptitude search xorg-dev
p   xorg-dev  
p   xserver-xorg-dev 

Yet emacs built just fine.

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